Phuket has many golf courses and is a major golf destination for both the most experienced and novice players. The lush fauna, tropical weather, and knowledgeable caddies make playing in Phuket a lot of fun. Playing in Europe will never be the same after playing in Phuket. Golf lessons are available at most courses and there are also a couple of driving ranges with tuition attached. Phuket always welcomes younger players too.
Blue Canyon Country Club
Blue Canyon Country Club has hosted several international tournaments and is the most well known golf club in Phuket. Competitions are normally held on the challenging Canyon course, but the Lakes course is often favoured by local expats for the long fairways and beautiful scenery.
Laguna Phuket Golf Club
Laguna is a fantastic course for novice players. Laguna is close to the beach, has a friendly club house and, most conveniently, has the Banyan Tree Spa right next door. A round of golf followed by a relaxing massage makes for a perfect day.
Loch Palm/Red Mountain
Loch Palm has 2 courses: Loch Palm, and Red Mountain. Loch Palm is a traditional golf course with a huge lake, around which you play. The course is described as “balancing challenge and fairness.” Red Mountain is completely different to Loch Palm, as it is set on the site of an old tin mine and the course twists round the hills. It is a dramatic course with some very challenging and fun holes. A buggy is compulsory at Red Mountain … and it is needed – some of the holes are quite far apart and there are many steep inclines.